To work for the cause and care of disadvantaged older persons and to improve their quality of life.
HelpAge envisions a society where elderly have the Right to an active, healthy and dignified life. We are integrating our programmes and services, and consciously moving from welfare towards development and long term sustainability for seniors. We are working closely with Senior Citizen Associations and encouraging seniors to speak up for their own rights.
We are actively working as a pressure group and focusing on Elder Rights such as the Right to adequate Health Insurance, Right to Universal Pension and working towards providing elders a society with age appropriate services.
In our continuing fight against poverty, isolation and neglect of elders though we have made significant strides, but they are just a drop in the ocean.
We hope to achieve the following milestones by the Year 2020:
- Livelihood security for two million elderly through institutions of elderly
- Health security for two million elderly
- A National movement of elders that gives them a voice and political constituency
- Age appropriate services to 12 million elderly in partnership with government, private sector and civil society
The aim is to help elders rebuild their own lives and take charge of their own future, restoring within them a sense of self worth and confidence.